White-rot Fungus – Trametes ochracea

Also known as ‘The Ochre Bracket’, this is a smallish bracket fungus with a greyish white or cream colour, concentrically ringed brown, ochre, orange or rust tones. Finely downy to begin, then becoming smooth. Similar to Turkeytail (Trametes versicolor), except White-rot Fungus is smaller, thicker, paler, and lacks the blues and purples. Fruit body 5cm across.

Found all year round on the dead wood of deciduous trees. Widespread but uncommon.